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Types of Headaches and Different Causes

Hey there, Castle Rock!

man with headache in front of computerDr. Joe Schmitt here from Sozo Chiropractic. I’ve taken a moment to pause and chat with you about a topic that has been on my mind lately—headaches. It seems like headaches have become all too common in our society, and I’ve noticed some similarities in the treatments that people are seeking, which may not necessarily be beneficial for everyone. You see, there are many different types of headaches, such as tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches, each with its own set of causes and factors involved. So, it’s essential to understand that a one-size-fits-all treatment approach won’t work for everyone.

Chiropractic care does provide relief and positive changes for various types of headaches. But it’s not just about chiropractic care; it’s also about identifying the root causes and the stressors that trigger these headaches. Today, I’d like to share a few things that some of our patients have found helpful outside of our office to alleviate their headaches.

Please keep in mind that the effectiveness of these suggestions may vary depending on the type of headache you experience.


Firstly, adding magnesium to your routine can be highly beneficial. Magnesium is known as nature’s muscle relaxer. It helps calm nerves and muscles and acts as an anti-stress supplement. Personally, I use magnesium supplements regularly, and it has made a significant difference for me.

Essential Oils

Another approach that many individuals in our office, including myself, have found helpful is the use of essential oils. A combination of peppermint and lavender in a diffuser can provide relief for headaches.

Vitamin B Complex Supplement

Vitamin B, particularly a B complex supplement, is also worth considering. It has been used by several of our patients to find relief from their headaches.

Stay Hydrated

Now, let’s talk about hydration—the most crucial aspect. It’s essential to ensure that you stay adequately hydrated by drinking enough water. A general guideline is to consume half your body weight in ounces of water each day. Of course, this amount may vary depending on your level of physical activity. However, use it as a baseline and make sure you’re getting sufficient water throughout the day. This is especially important if you live in Colorado, as our high desert climate can lead to dehydration. Staying hydrated not only helps with headaches but also benefits the health of your spine. The spine contains numerous movable joints and intervertebral discs that require hydration to function optimally.

Chiropractic Care for Headaches

Lastly, I can’t forget to mention chiropractic care. Seeking chiropractic treatment and focusing on your posture can make a significant difference in managing your headaches.

If you find yourself hitting a brick wall and experiencing the same recurring issues with your headaches, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. And if you know someone who could benefit from this information, share this blog with them or share a link on your social media.

Thank you for taking the time to learn from these tips. I hope you find them helpful and start implementing them in your daily routine. Have a fantastic day, and remember, we’re always here to help. Talk to you soon!

Dr. Joe Schmitt

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